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PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988-2001 12 Rejecting `the manual' for more critical and participatory analysis: REFLECT's experience in El Salvador
Document begins: PLA Notes CD-ROM 19882001 12 Rejecting `the manual' for more critical and participatory analysis: REFLECT's experience in El Salvador Bimal Kumar Phnuyal Introduction Evolution of REFLECT in El Salvador REFLECT is a structured, participatory learning process which facilitates people's El Salvador is one of the countries where critical analysis of their environment1 (see REFLECT was first piloted and it is now a PLA Notes 32). By constructing and central reference point for Latin America- interpreting locally generated texts, people related work. One of the first organisations build their own analysis of local and global involved was CIAZO, which has taken up reality, rethinking development and redefining REFLECT as the axis of all their work. power relationships. This process is guided by CIAZO is a democratically-structured local facilitators, who in the early years of specialist resource centre and national network REFLECT, were trained by REFLECT trainers of over 25 organisations involved in literacy on the basis of the `REFLECT Mother and popular education work. Manual'. This approach is now changing, away from the use of the original manual. In the early 1990s, when El Salvador was still divided by a long running civil war, CIAZO One of the most ...